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Agriculture committee  No, we don't have any indication, at this point right now, about what to expect, Mr. MacGregor, for the portion of the rebate. Of course, naturally we have some concerns about some additional administrative costs that may be associated with the rebate. That's why, even despite

April 20th, 2021Committee meeting

Erin Gowriluk

Agriculture committee  Sure, I can speak to that. I think with respect to grain prices, certainly they fluctuate. It really depends on the commodity and the market in which you're selling. Certainly some of our growers have faced some significant market access issues, depending on markets around the

April 20th, 2021Committee meeting

Erin Gowriluk

Agriculture committee  I would probably like to see if my director, Mr. Hodson, was able to get the interpretation of that question so he could respond, if I may.

April 20th, 2021Committee meeting

Erin Gowriluk

Agriculture committee  Thanks for the question, Mr. MacGregor. With respect to any carbon tax, and in this discussion in particular, it's really about whether the bill is meeting its intended objective, which is to ultimately incentivize practice change. With this tax, we want to encourage, for exampl

April 20th, 2021Committee meeting

Erin Gowriluk

Agriculture committee  Just to add to Mr. Hodson's comments, I think that if there were a form of energy available as an alternative to natural gas or propane, farmers would be all over it. There's a significant cost, as Mr. Hodson indicated, associated with purchasing the natural gas and propane for d

April 20th, 2021Committee meeting

Erin Gowriluk

International Trade committee  Thank you. I don't know why we haven't brought it to the WTO. I know the industry has been calling on the Canadian government to do just that—to your point specifically, Mr. Hoback—because we want to see a resolution of this issue, and that has a direct and immediate impact on t

March 8th, 2021Committee meeting

Erin Gowriluk

International Trade committee  Sure. I'm Erin Gowriluk, executive director of the Grain Growers of Canada. This is a really important issue and one that the industry has been calling on the federal government, on the Canadian government, to take to the WTO for a couple of reasons. One of the more obvious r

March 8th, 2021Committee meeting

Erin Gowriluk

Agriculture committee  You're asking me a more technical question about the program, and I'm going to defer to my expert, Mr. Harpe, who has used the program in the past.

June 17th, 2020Committee meeting

Erin Gowriluk

Agriculture committee  With respect to the committee's study on business risk management, I think one of the reasons you're hearing consistently from a variety of different associations and different stakeholders and commodities around this one particular ask for AgriStability is that it provides targe

June 17th, 2020Committee meeting

Erin Gowriluk

Agriculture committee  I'm going to invite my director Andre Harpe to speak to this as well, in terms of how that has shifted. Certainly from hearing from our members, I know there was an acceptance when the changes were made that the changes at the time were appropriate, in 2013. That acceptance no

June 17th, 2020Committee meeting

Erin Gowriluk

Agriculture committee  Thank you, Andre. Thank you, committee members. I will quote a very recent research paper from Kerri Holland at the University of Calgary's Simpson Centre for Agriculture and Food Innovation. In her report entitled “Canada's Food Security During the COVID-19 Pandemic”, she st

June 17th, 2020Committee meeting

Erin Gowriluk

Agriculture committee  It's both, in that we're seeking an increase from the 70% to 85%, and we're seeking removal of the reference margin limit as well. As I said in my remarks, that one is fairly consistent among all sectors across the industry.

May 29th, 2020Committee meeting

Erin Gowriluk

Agriculture committee  When we look at it from the perspective of our members, in terms of what we grow and the commodities we represent, the vast majority of what we grow goes overseas, because we have the luxury of growing more than we can consume in this country with respect to grains, pulses and oi

May 29th, 2020Committee meeting

Erin Gowriluk

Agriculture committee  Certainly through the AGgrowth Coalition, which Jeff Nielsen, our chair, co-chairs, that's been an ask on the books for just over a year now. Farm circumstances across the country have changed over the last five years. As a result, we really feel the need now to see an increase o

May 29th, 2020Committee meeting

Erin Gowriluk

Agriculture committee  Yes. We've been calling for some federal leadership. We know very clearly that it is within the agriculture minister's mandate to address AgriStability in particular. I want to build on a point, if I may, that Mr. Perron made. I'm not an expert on supply management, but I thin

May 29th, 2020Committee meeting

Erin Gowriluk